Still chance to get your census details captured

Sutton Census Support Centre – Open for Face2Face appointmentsThere is still time to complete your Census questionnaire. The Census Support Centre (CSC) at Sutton Library is now able to support Census completion face2face.  The CSC is there to help and support people to complete their census questionnaires either online or on paper. Anyone attending will […]

Take part in a virtual summit focusing on mental health service

A virtual summit is taking place next week which will feature on the vision of mental health services in South West London being hosted by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. “We are delighted to invite our communities across South West London to join us for this virtual summit at 12.30pm […]

Beddington Community Benefit Fund announces latest support funding

COVID-19 lockdowns might have changed how many of us live our lives, but the Beddington Community BenefitFund has continued to support charities across Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, donating £92,537.75 to 15projects since March 2020. This brings the total funding to £185,889 since 2016. The Beddington Energy Recovery Facility in Sutton supports the households of […]

London councils predict more than 460,000 will be unemployed by the end of the year

London’s unemployment total is expected to peak at 9.4% – or 464,000 economically active residents – by the end of this year, according to new forecasting commissioned by London Councils.   The research suggests a rising tide of unemployment due to Covid-19’s impact and the end of the furlough scheme in September. While an unemployment […]

Mental Health Trust updates progress on mental health crisis pathway

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust has issued a statement with regard to its Mental Health Crisis Pathway: “As part of our mission, Making Life Better Together, we are working hard to bring forward innovations that improve the care we deliver and the experiences of our staff, patients and service users. Ensuring […]

Train operators to extend lifesaving travel scheme

Extension expected to help hundreds more domestic abuse survivors to reach safe refuge. Figures show 1,348 people have used the lifesaving scheme, equal to four survivors a dayScheme was introduced by all train operators during first lockdown, having been pioneered by Southeastern in 2019 The ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme, which was due to end next week, is being continued by train companies to help more people escape domestic abuse and reach a safe refuge. The decision comes as figures show […]

Two members of organised crime sentenced for involvement in £112,000 fraud

Two members of an organised crime group (OCG) have been sentenced at Inner London Crown Court for their involvement in committing £112,000 of fraud, following a successful investigation by the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), a specialist police unit sponsored by the banking and finance industry that investigates the criminals responsible for fraud.  The ringleader of the gang, Samir Aweys, also known as Zeemir Ebankz, received a […]

Rushy Meadow primary students win Easter competition

Rushy Meadow Primary School students, Briana Matei (aged 6) and Lacey-Rae Whittington (aged 9), have been announced as two of the 50 winners of Barratt London’s Easter competition. To enter the competition, Barratt London asked residents and school children across London to take inspiration from its very own Hayes Village chocolate factory, which used to […]